Ontario is taking action to ensure that working and learning environments are safe for all staff and students.
To address workplace violence in schools, the province is taking steps to ensure safe working environments by:
The Provincial Working Group on Health and Safety - which includes representatives from school boards, teacher federations, education worker unions, principal associations and government - has worked together on these initiatives with the common goal of ensuring that schools are safe places to learn and work for all members of the school community.
Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“OECTA believes Workplace Violence in School Boards: A Guide to the Law is a valuable resource which will support the work of all stakeholders to pursue the shared goal of making our workplaces safer for all. As a member of the Provincial Work Group on Health and Safety we look forward to continue to work with other stakeholders to strive to make our schools violence-free.”
“OSSTF/FEESO is pleased to have been involved in the collaborative development of the Ministry of Labour's resource guide entitled Workplace Violence in School Boards: A Guide to the Law. The guide in simple, clear language defines what workplace violence is and how school boards are required to address it under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The work completed to this point is a good first step towards addressing the issue of workplace violence in our sector and we look forward to continuing to be a part of the important process of identifying and implementing solutions to protect our members from the hazards of workplace violence.”
“The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) believes the guide is a step in the right direction to assist employers in not only understanding their obligations and responsibilities with workplace violence, but in also taking necessary steps to protect AEFO members.”
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